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Taipei Symphony Orchestra

Concert Master

Concert Master
Roger Chih-I Chiang
Roger Chih-I Chiang

Chiang is the concertmaster of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the TSO youth chamber and the resident conductor of the NewArts Symphony Orchestra. He is one of the most active violinists in Taiwan. Chiang joined the TSO in 1998 and has served as the concertmaster since 2001 at the age of 26, the youngest concertmaster of Taiwan’s professional orchestras at the time. He has held many solo concerts over the years, and has been invited by both local and overseas orchestras for collaboration, including Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra and Hunan Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, he was invited to perform at Shanghai with Chailly & Lucerne Festival Orchestra. He also performed concerto with Pori Sinfonietta at Finland at the same year.
 
Chiang started to work with Taipei Chanson Chamber Orchestra since 2005, and the chamber orchestra was picked as excellent team (傑出優良團隊) twice in a raw, as well as been selected for government support by New Taipei City. Chiang then received invitations to be conductor for various orchestras, including Taipei Philharmonic Youth Ensemble, Sonare Symphony Orchestra, Hunan Symphony Orchestra and Tianjin Conservatory of Music Orchestra. He also worked with internationally acclaimed musicians like Ernest Hoetzl, David Grimal, Yu-Chien Tseng and Keng-Yuen Tseng.
 
Chiang started his violin with Xian-Zhuo Liu, he then later learned from professors including Zhong-Ping Xie, Jia-Lin Rao, Nian-Fu Liao and Ming-Yan Jian. He graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts for Bachelor Degree and Taipei National University of the Arts for Master Degree. He was the winner of the 9th Taipei Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and had toured with maestro Sergiu Comissiona and Asian Youth Orchestra. He was invited as guest professor to tour around the Southern France for performing chamber music and concertos by La Mans and La Rochelle in 2005 and 2006. He recorded the CD “A Selection of Serenades from TSO” last year for Taipei Symphony Orchestra. Chiang is currently teaching at National Taiwan University of Arts.